House OKs Singer’s Bill Fixing ‘Prius Credit’ Confusion

March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012 (Denver) – The House passed a bill this morning to help Coloradans who lease Toyota Priuses or other hybrid vehicles and have run into hassles with their finance agencies over who gets to claim the federal innovative motor vehicle tax credit. HB12-1299 is the first bill sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont) to

House Passes Investments Bill

March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012 (Denver) – A bipartisan bill that saves Colorado taxpayers more than $164,000 a day won final House passage this morning after languishing for a nearly month because the Republican leadership failed to bring it to a floor vote. HB12-1005, sponsored by Rep. Dan Pabon (D-Denver) and Sen. Ted Harvey (R-Highlands Ranch), would allow

Kagan, Stapleton Spar over Bill to Weaken PERA

March 1, 2012

March 1, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. Daniel Kagan got into it with state Treasurer Walker Stapleton today over a Republican effort to weaken PERA, the state Public Employees’ Retirement Association. Stapleton was testifying before the House Finance Committee in favor of HB12-1142, sponsored by Rep. Brian DelGrosso (R-Loveland). The bill would give all employees covered

GOP Kills Another Jobs Bill

March 1, 2012

March 1, 2012 (Denver) –Republicans put party politics over good policy again today when they voted to kill a bill in the State, Veterans & Military Affairs committee that  would have connected Colorado veterans to jobs. Rep. Joe Miklosi’s bill would have allowed veterans to check a box allowing the Department of Labor to share contact